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Rosary Coast to Coast 2020

October 11, 2020

On Sunday, October 11th, at 3:00 pm in the church, Msgr. Makarewicz will lead a public recitation of the rosary, joining our voices to the voices of Catholics throughout the United States as we participate in the “2020 Rosary Coast to Coast”. The rosary is a powerful weapon against all the evils that beset us,…

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Prayer Intention

October 5, 2020

Bishop McKnight’s Monthly Prayer Intention for October

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My message from God

September 22, 2020

I just came back from my second White House Retreat.  I enjoyed this one as much as the first one, and I’m already looking forward to going back next year.  I find this time a time to rejuvenate both spiritually and personally. The grounds are beautiful.  The retreat center sits up on a bluff looking…

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My Silent Time

September 22, 2020

I spent a weekend learning about the book, “The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius,” at the White House Retreat Center in St. Louis. I have had that book for a long time, but I could never get through it.  It wasn’t hard reading, just difficult to comprehend what was going on. Fr. Anthony taught us how to do contemplation and meditation as St Ignatius discussed in the book. Fr. Anthony explained…

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A silent retreat? Me?

September 22, 2020

I’ve known about the White House Retreat Center for probably 20+ years. I never once thought it was for me until I heard about it last year at an Education Commission meeting. The year went by quickly, especially when you add a pandemic to the mix, and all of a sudden it was here!  “Unburden” – that was the word God spoke to my heart on that…

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CENTERING PRAYER INFORMATION SESSION

August 27, 2020
Hands and Candle

Do you seek the still, small voice within you?  Join us to explore the meaning of Psalm 46, “Be still and know that I am God.”  An introduction to Centering Prayer, sometimes called the prayer of stillness or silence, will be presented by Contemplative Outreach of Central Missouri (COCEMO) on Thursday, September 3. The presentation…

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Day 9 – Queenship of Mary Novena, Friday, Aug. 21, 7 pm

August 20, 2020

Prayer Intention for Friday, August 21, 2020 Today’s prayer intention is for the living and deceased members of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. On this, the final day of preparation for the celebration of the Queenship of Mary, we pray that the grace of this novena become the seed by which a new…

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Day 8 – Queenship of Mary Novena, Thursday, Aug. 20, 7 pm

August 19, 2020
Mary in the May Crown

Prayer Intention for Thursday, August 20, 2020 Today’s prayer intention is for Bishop Shawn McKnight and for the people of the Diocese of Jefferson City. We turn to our patroness, Mary with her Immaculate Heart, for all our needs. In her heart, she pondered the World of God. In her heart, she felt the sorrow…

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Day 7 – Queenship of Mary Novena, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7 pm

August 18, 2020

Prayer Intention for Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Today’s prayer intention is for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The harvest is great and there are never enough workers in the vineyard to bring home the harvest. Mary is the mother of all vocations. Her son was the great high priest who gave us the…

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Day 6 – Queenship of Mary Novena, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7 pm

August 18, 2020

Prayer Intention for Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Today’s prayer intention is for the poor, the hungry, the homeless, and the oppressed. Mary gave birth to Jesus far from home in the poorest of surroundings. Jesus embraced poverty during his earthly life as he preached the kingdom of God to those who were lost and rejected…

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